2012 league finish: (6-4, second place tie)
2012 CIF results: Reached second round Division 1-AA playoffs.
Returning starters: Harrison Brunelli (C, 6-3, Sr.); Derek Molina (G, 6-0, Soph.).
The roster: Trenton Aschoff (C, 6-3, Sr.); Jimmy Baker-Arend (F, 6-3, Sr.); Shion Baldwin (F, 6-2, Sr.); Brodie Barton (G, 5-11, Sr.); Austin Gannon (G, 5-11, Jr.); AJ Garrity (F, 6-1, Soph.); Jake Haar (G, 5-11, Soph.); Josh Haar (G, 5-11, Sr.); Brae Ivey (G, 5-11, Soph.); Kevin Johnson (F, 6-1, Sr.); Taylor Nelson (C, 6-5, Sr.); Nick Rubio (G, 6-0, Jr.); Thomas Wadsworth (F, 6-2, Sr.).
Team notes: The Chargers, who won the Sunset League title two years ago, have two starters back from a team that last year reached the second round of the postseason and featured all-league and All-CIF player Dreon Barlett (Sacramento State) and all-league player Corey Foster. Last year's group also won two nonleague tournaments which gave the program eight tournament titles in nine tourney appearances over the past three years. "We were really an overachieving team last year," Boyce said.
Coach's outlook: "We are very young and inexperienced," Boyce said. "We will have to bring it every night to compete."
Season opener: Dec. 4, vs. Tustin, at Corona del Mar Tournament.
Fountain Valley Barons
Head coach: Roger Holmes (3rd year, 33-20)
Coaching staff: Billy Thompson, Garrett James
2011-12 record: 17-9
2012 league finish: 6-4 (second place tie)
2012 CIF results: Reached first round Division 1AA playoffs
Returning starters: Josh Armstrong (G, 6-3, first-team all-league, Sr.); Tanner Trounce (F, 6-2, Sr.).
The roster: Joey Petersen (F, 6-4, Sr.); Danny Chamaa (G, 5-8, Sr.); Jackson Gatlin (C, 6-7, Sr.); Jacob Meyer (F, 6-1, Jr.); Kevin Mansouri (G, 6-0, Sr.); Mark Girgis (G, 5-8, Sr.); Priyesh Patel (C, 6-4, Sr.); Rich Le (G, 5-8, Jr.); Chris Meyer (F, 6-2, Fr.).
Team notes: Roger Holmes begins his 21st year overall as a head coach and has two starters back from a team that last year earned a repeat trip to the CIF Southern Section playoffs. The Barons welcome back six returning players but must replace graduated all-league and three year varsity players Nate Moss and Sean Myers, as well as two-year player Zach Richartz.
Coach's outlook: "Last season, we continued to make progress in the rebuilding of the Fountain Valley basketball program," Holmes said. "We had some big wins and played competitively in finishing second in league and making the playoffs for the second consecutive year. This year's team is skilled and athletic. We have six returners and that gives us some good experience. Our team has to take on the challenge of continuing the improvement of our program that our two previous teams have done successfully."
Season opener: 2 p.m. Saturday , vs. La Habra, Coaches for a Cause event (Ocean View High).